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[ASK] Sharing files via FTP

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by twisted_one, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. twisted_one

    twisted_one Regular Member

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    Anyone in here know about FTP?

    I have installed IIS in my Windows XP Sp2 machine. I have few files both in my D: and E: drives which I would like to share via FTP.

    Any idea how do I do it?

    All I have done as of now is, Installation of IIS and Configuration of it.

    I do not know how to share the files I have inside E and D drives. I also do not know what URL should I give to my friends for them to access it.

    Any guidance, please?
     
  2. twisted_one

    twisted_one Regular Member

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    Could you be more specific please? How do I add those paths in IIS and what URL do I enter in the IE and what URL do I share with my friends?
     
  3. judson

    judson Power Member

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    Lose IIS. Get Filezilla FTP *server*

    http://filezilla-project.org/

    Here's the short version.

    FTP server allows you to have someone log into the server via FTP.

    Somewhere in the settings, you can specify what folders your FTP user has access to on your computer.

    I would be very wary of giving global rights to drives to FTP users. There are so many reasons why this is a bad idea. A really really really bad idea.

    You are better off moving or copying all those files onto one folder.

    So, you could put all those files in E:\home\files\ftp and make that the default home path for your FTP server, and grant access to just that folder and subfolders for ftp users.